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COURTS   OF    PARIS,    NAPLES,   ETC,                213

towards Paris, about two miles from the edge of
the forest. It is surrounded by a wood cut into
alleys, and a moat. M. de Chateauvillard, the
owner, was a maUre de la chambre des comptes, and
has saved his property to the extent of four thou-
sand a year. He is now president of the district,
and lives like a sultan. There were many ladies
there; among others, Mademoiselle de Ferrieres,
a fine girl, but very poor. Her father was an
officer of rank, who lost all in the Revolution, and
is now blind and a pauper in the Invalids. She
paints small portraits in oil for her bread.

There was also M. de St. Sauveur, who was
a lieutenant-general and a cordon rouge. His own
people plundered his property, but he remained
hid during the Terreur, and afterwards retired to
live at St. Sauveur upon the wreck of his fortune.
He is a chief justice of the peace, and now rules
and punishes his former vassals in a more severe
and summary way than he ever could have done
under the old regime.

May zoth, 1797.

We dined yesterday at the CMteau de Beuvron.
It belonged to an officer of the guards of that name,